School diary

by Eddy on January 7, 2010

in character design,girls,vector

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Createl Publishing are a publisher of student and teacher diaries for Australian schools. In November I was commissioned to illustrate their new student homework diary for 2011.

The brief stated “The diary requires 50 small cartoons to illustrate different study tips. The cartoons should appeal to ages 13-17 approx. and feature both male and
female figures. The purchaser of the diaries will be schools so the cartoons have to walk a fine line between beinq contemporary and still appropriate for schools.

Here are some of the final designs. The printed size of the artwork is appox. 20mm by 20mm. Since that’s pretty small I decided to create them as vector art, keeping the shapes simple and avoiding black outlines. As usual I began sketching out these characters on paper and then recreated them in Illustrator. I will post some of the initial sketches and roughs soon.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha January 24, 2010

Great illustrations! I remember the pictures in my school diary were plain and outdated. I’m sure the kids will enjoy these illustrations. Nice range of characters and plenty of colour. Have you got photos of the diary itself?

eddycrosby January 25, 2010

Thanks Samantha. The diary should be out in September 2010

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